Circular City

Moving from a linear to a circular economy means minimising the waste and pollution by reducing, recycling and reusing. The City of Amsterdam aims to redesign twenty product- or material chains. The implementation of material reuse strategies has the potential to create a value of €85 million per year within the construction sector and €150 million per year with more efficient organic residual streams. Amsterdam set up an innovation program on the circular economy; By converting waste into electricity, urban heating and construction materials, the Amsterdam Electricity Company generates 900 kWh per 1000 kg of waste. 75% of the sewage system is separated for waste and rain water and the silt which remains after treating waste water is converted into natural gas. Share your innovative concepts and ideas on circular economy here.

Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

WDCD No Waste Challenge

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What Design Can Do (WDCD) has launched the No Waste Challenge in partnership with IKEA Foundation. They are calling on creatives and innovators to submit their impactful solutions to reduce waste and to rethink the entire production and consumption cycle.

The No Waste Challenge offers three global design briefs for participants to consider. Each brief addresses a different part of the harmful take-make-waste cycle while being broad enough to allow for diverse perspectives. Applicants can focus on one specific brief, or find that more briefs are relevant for them. Participants will be judged by an international jury of leading experts in design, climate action, and social impact, based on the main criteria of: impact, creativity & design, feasibility, and scalability.

Award package:

  • Prize fund of €10.000
  • 6-month accelerator programme co-created with Impact Hub Amsterdam
  • Chance to present their projects to a global audience during one of WDCD’s annual events on design and innovation
  • Publicity via all WDCD platforms & partners

Rethink waste through design! Designers and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to fight waste can submit their solutions until 1 April 2021.

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge

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Building on Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to Waste Nothing and Welcome All, the third edition of the global Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge strives to amplify and support black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) entrepreneurs who are working to advance their communities and foster a more inclusive future of fashion.

Interested startups and scaleups are invited to submit project proposals that focus on creating an inclusive fashion value chain. Finalists will be invited to develop their project plans with the support of dedicated Tommy Hilfiger and external subject-matter experts. With coaching from an experienced pitch coach, finalists will pitch their final concept to a prestigious jury panel and associate audience at the global Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge final event, which will be held in early 2022.

Winners will receive:

  • Up to €200,000 and a chance at an additional €15,000 prize for winning the “Audience
  • Favorite Vote”
  • Year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger’s internal experts globally, and access to
  • Tommy Hilfiger’s network brand association
  • A place on the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP)
  • Year-long INSEAD mentorship

Startup and scaleup-stage businesses developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain can apply until 8 March 2021.

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Jantien van der Laan, Marketing Manager Amsterdam Impact at Gemeente Amsterdam, posted

Boost je Buurt | Challenge voor impact ondernemers

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Ben jij een Amsterdamse impact ondernemer die werkt aan oplossingen voor maatschappelijke uitdagingen of ben je bezig met een businessplan? Doe mee aan de buurtchallenge door Amsterdam Impact i.s.m. de stadsdelen. Win een ondernemersprogramma door Impact Hub Amsterdam t.w.v. €2.500 en maak kans op een aanvullend ontwikkelbudget van €2.500, €5.000 of €7.500. Schrijf je in voor 24 februari via en kom naar de informatiebijeenkomst op 4 februari van 16-17u.

Steeds meer ondernemingen zetten zich in voor een betere wereld. Ook in Amsterdamse buurten groeit het aantal ondernemingen die werken aan uitdagingen als een betere leefbaarheid en het welzijn van de bewoners. Met de challenge Boost je Buurt wil gemeente Amsterdam dit ondernemerschap verder versterken.

Bij Boost je Buurt zoeken we per stadsdeel 3 à 4 impact ondernemers die werken aan maatschappelijke uitdagingen in de stad. De selectie vindt plaats aan de hand van criteria zoals de mate van impact en het verdienmodel.

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Jen Drouin, community manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted


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Een stage waarin je toegang krijgt tot HET netwerk van de donut economie en positieve impact maakt. Dat wil jij toch ook?

De Amsterdam Donut Coalitie is hard aan het groeien en krijgt veel nationale en internationale aandacht. Daarom zijn we op zoek naar een communicatie stagiair die het netwerk naar een hoger niveau kan tillen.

Full-time, 400 EUR vergoeding per maand, locatie: Amsterdam (digitaal)

Neem contact op met Jennifer Drouin

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GO!-NH Versnellingsprogramma's - inschrijven voor 9 februari

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GO!-NH is een serie groeiversnelling programma’s (accelerators) van de provincie Noord-Holland. Deze zijn opgesteld de economie in Noord-Holland te stimuleren met focus op de sectoren: bouw, beton, chemie, fashion, agri & food, verpakkingsmateriaal, handel en horeca. De thema’s voor de ontwikkeling van de circulaire economie in Noord-Holland zijn:

  • Energietransitie
  • Duurzame Mobiliteit
  • Agri-food
  • Circulaire Economie; Afval als Grondstof; Modulair ontwerp; Plastics;  Textiel

Deze speciaal ontwikkelde programma’s ondersteunen startups en MKB’ers bij het op de markt brengen en opschalen van innovatieve producten en diensten op het gebied van duurzaamheid. Met trainingen, tools en professionele coaching door experts ontwikkel je jouw bedrijf.

GO!-NH heeft drie verschillende trajecten samengesteld, zodat ondernemers de beste ondersteuning krijgen die past bij de fase en omvang waarin hun bedrijf zich bevindt. Daarnaast vormt de GO!-NH Academy een laagdrempelige ontmoeting met GO!-NH waarbij masterclasses ook los gevolgd kunnen worden.

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Jaleesa Schaap, Strategic Advisor Climate Adaptation and Future Proof Assets at City of Amsterdam, posted

Give your Climate Adaptation project a stage during the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021!

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Amsterdam, how do you keep your head cool and your feet dry?
Give your project a stage during the CAS21!

Proud of your project? Does it take into account the changing climate and more extreme weather? Then you now have the opportunity to put your project on a world stage.

Expand your network and the visibility of your climate adaptive project on a global level and register to be part of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021.

What is CAS21?

The online CAS21 ( ) will take place on 25 and 26 January, hosted by the Netherlands. CAS21 is a global climate adaptation conference organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. World leaders present the Adaptation Action
Agenda during this 24-hour climate summit. They make agreements to prepare for the consequences of more extreme weather.

Week full of events

In addition to the CAS21 itself, the whole week is devoted to climate adaptation. Various events will be organized by municipalities and partners between 19 and 25 January 2021.

Amsterdam should of course not be missing in this spectacle. CAS21 is the unique place to generate global visibility for Amsterdam's climate adaptive projects and innovations.

How do you give your project the stage?
We really need your input to show as much inspiring content as possible!

There are two ways to contribute:

1. We make a video of your (climate adaptive) project.
Register with us with your idea and a brief description of what you would like to show and tell in the short film. Do we choose your idea? Then a film crew will visit you and your project in the short term and we will make an inspiring video. This will be broadcast on January 25th and 26th as a  side programma of the CAS21. Deadline for submitting your idea: before December 14th. Mail to:

2. Organize a coronaproof event in the week of 25 to 29 January 2021.
This week will be entirely devoted to Climate Adaptation. You too can contribute this week by organizing something on this theme! This can be both a physical and an online event. Think of an online workshop, digital innovation market, tile seesaw campaigns, planting façade gardens, large or small it does not matter! As long as it has to do with climate adaptation. Register with us so that we can include your contribution in our program. Deadline: before December 18. Mail to:

In order to make as much impact as possible, we try to bundle all ideas and projects. This way we can be part of CAS21 with a powerful program and communicate this as a whole to the outside through various channels.

We would love to hear from you!

Team Climate Adaptation
Gemeente Amsterdam

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coodo sneak preview

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Be smart!
Invest in how you
#live #work #care #recreate
on your
#roof #water #forest #dune #public space #plot

Do connect if you have a roof, plot or project or are just curious what we can do for you!

Soon available in the Netherlands to boost sustainable urban and rural development.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Time for an Easter egg hunt🐣!

As part of the festive launch of our new platform🎉, we put two easter-eggs inside!! Together they form the link to a hidden page on our platform! The first to follow the instructions on this hidden page gets a special Amsterdam Smart City Package! The hints to find these easter-eggs are hidden in the message below.

Happy hunting!

— With the rise of technology, we believe that openness and #transparency in #data-use are of key importance. Of course this is just one of the #guidelines we as a #community believe to be necessary for the true smart city. Do you want to see all our values? Check out the “about” page on our platform! —

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